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Kershaw strikes out 13 in Dodgers win over Cubs

Kershaw strikes out 13 in Dodgers win over Cubs

Clayton Kershaw struck out 13, his most of the season, looking dominant through eight innings and Zach McKinstry hit a grand slam in the second inning in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 7-1 win over the Cubs. from Chicago.

Cody Bellinger homered for the second straight game and drove in three runs in the Dodgers’ third straight win over Chicago after four Cubs pitchers combined for a no-hitter in Game 1 of the series Thursday.

Kershaw (9-7) lasted just one inning at Wrigley Field last month in the shortest start of his 14-season career, but the 33-year-old left-hander looked spectacular in the rematch.

He allowed four hits and struck down the Cubs’ bats with his slider, registering the most strikeouts in a regular season game since July 2017 and hitting 26 fans, the highest number of the year.

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For the Dodgers, Albert Pujols 1-0.

For the Cubs, Puerto Rican Javier Báez 3-1 with scored and RBI. Venezuelans Willson Contreras 3-0, and Rafael Ortega, José Lobatón and Adbert Alzolay, all three 1-0. The Dominican Sergio Alcántara 2-0. AP (HN)

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